|Directed by||Jeffrey Karoff|
|Produced by||Jeffrey Karoff|
|Music by||Peter Min|
|Edited by||Erin Nordstrom|
This film is the story of Ra Paulette, a man who obsessively digs massive, ornately carved, sandstone caves in Northern New Mexico as art. These works are commissioned by patrons, who envision smaller scale projects, but Paulette often take years to finish, and artistic conflict ensues over money and the scope of the project. All of his caves are created by using just hand tools. The story is the classic battle of how one knows when an artistic project is finished. At the end of the film, we see Paulette start his magnum opus, a cave he expects to take the last 10 years of his life, on unauthorized land, and in secret.
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|Academy Award||March 2, 2014||Best Short Subject Documentary||Jeffrey Karoff||Nominated|
- Means, Sean P. (2014-02-06). "Movie review: Short documentaries speak the truth in small doses". The Salt Lake Tribune. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "2014 Oscar Nominations". Oscars.com. 16 January 2013. Archived from the original on 10 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- Official website
- Cavedigger on Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Director Jeffrey Karoff at Every Oscar Ever
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